Culture is alive and well at the Grand Opera in Houston Texas. Since it’s beginnings in 1955 the Houston Grand opera has grown from a small regional entity to an internationally recognized opera production company. The company is known for commissioning, producing and introducing new operatic works to the world. Since 1973 the Houston Grand Opera has been responsible for 6 American premieres and 42 world premiere productions. The Grand Opera offers other culturally enriching programs, and events like Storybook Opera and the Childrens Chorus for young visitors, and Song of Houston is a series of works that the story of Houston and it’s people.
Over the upcoming 2011 season the Houston Grand Opera will be offering a vareity of productions to entertain and educate locals and visitors alike. With productions like “The Marraige of Figarro” and “Ariadne Auf Naxos” in the spring of 2011 and “The Barber of Seville” and “Fidelia” in the fall 2011 the Grand Opera will capture hearts and applause.
Operatic theater is a grand art dating back in the 16th century in Italy. With it’s sweeping music, and challenging vocals, heartbreaking stories, and dramatic roles the Opera is the epitome of musical and theatrical performance.